005: Cravings And Food Addiction

005 Cravings and Addiction

Episode 005: I recently saw a meme created by Dr Mark Hyman that said “sugar is 8 times more addictive than cocaine”. It made me remember a scene from the documentary Food Matters. One of the interviewees was talking about how addictive sugar is. She made a comment along the lines of “giving kids sugar is like rolling up their sleeve and injecting them with heroin”. This way of talking about food, particularly sugar and processed food, is becoming more common place. But is it true? Is sugar so addictive that when you have it you become powerless to its pull? Does eating fast food get you … [Read more...]

You Are Not Your Diagnosis

Diagnosis

At the start of the year I ran a program called Controlling Your Cycle Masterclass. This was a pilot for the program and I’d enlisted the help of roughly 35 people to go through it and give me their feedback. There was one bit of feedback that stood out more than any other. To paraphrase it said: “You’ve got to give woman hope. Too many have become their diagnosis. They hear the words and believe that this it true for now and ever more. They need to believe that they can make changes and that things can get better regardless of what they’ve been told. It shouldn’t be like a noose around … [Read more...]

004: Interview With Ari Whitten

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Episode 004: In today's episode I interview Ari Whitten. Ari is the bestselling author of the book Forever Fat Loss and The Low Carb Myth. He is a fat loss and metabolism specialist who focuses on hormonal rejuvenation and enhancement as a path to effortless body transformation. Ari has a Bachelor's of Science from San Diego State University in Exercise Science with a specialization in fitness, nutrition, and health. He holds two advanced certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. Here’s what we talk about in this … [Read more...]

Using Weight Issues As A Protective Mechanism

Using Weight Issues As A Protective Mechanism

I love film. I know nutritionists are meant to say that they never watch TV but for me it’s not true. While I don’t watch normal free-to-air TV, I do spend a fair bit of time on Netflix. Movies are my favourite; more specifically documentaries. I probably watch 3-5 movies a week and the majority of them are documentaries of some sort. Over the weekend I watched The Other One: The Long Strange Trip Of Bob Weir. It’s a documentary about Bob Weir, one of the founding members and guitarist of The Grateful Dead. They’re a band I didn’t know much about musically but had always heard referenced … [Read more...]

003: Understanding Blood Sugar

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In this episode it’s me on my own discussing one of the most poorly understood topics, blood sugar. Insulin resistance and diabetes is on the rise and we are constantly told about the dangers of high blood sugar. Diets like paleo and low-carb have been suggesting that we avoid or minimise carbohydrates to protect against high blood sugar. But what is high blood sugar really about? While most people think that high blood sugar is the problem, I tend to think of it as a symptom of a different issue. In this podcast I explain my take on blood sugar, why it’s happening and what you can do about … [Read more...]

002: Interview With Scott Abel

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Episode 002: In today’s episode I interview Scott Abel. Scott is a former bodybuilder, an author, and, first and foremost, a fitness Coach. He has coached hundreds of people, from everyday men and women looking to lose weight, to over 400 fitness and bodybuilding champions. You can find his books on nutrition, eating issues and mindset, physique enhancement, and more, all on Amazon, or at his website at www.scottabelfitness.com, where he posts free articles, chapters from his books, and videos. Here’s what we talk about in this podcast episode: 3:00 What sets Scott apart from … [Read more...]

001: Introduction | Show Formalities | What To Expect

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Welcome to the first episode of Real Health Radio. Since this is our first episode together I spend a bit of time introducing the podcast and what you can expect me to cover in future episodes. Some episodes will be with guests, some will be just on my own. I introduce myself and how I got into health. Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see on this page. Also, please leave an honest … [Read more...]